Lead Analyst, Group Architecture and Design - open to flexibility

City of London
£52000 - £58000 per annum + Bens
05 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Lloyds Banking Group
Contract Type

Lead Analyst, Group Architecture and Design - open to flexibility

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) is committed to be the best bank for consumers and businesses in the UK. In terms of size and scale we're the biggest retail bank in the UK and we're already a leader in the field of Digital banking with over twelve million active retail customers, eight million of whom regularly use mobile banking. We're investing heavily across our multi brand portfolio, which includes Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows, as customers seek more innovative ways of managing their money and their relationship with their bank. By putting customers first, keeping banking simple and making a difference together, we'll help Britain prosper.

So there's never been a better time to join us…

Under the direction of the Digital Transformation and Group Design Authority Director, the Group Design Office (GDO) has been established to provide design and architecture excellence to LBG; accountable for shaping major programmes / change portfolios and responsible for leading proactive shaping of the Group Business and IT Architecture to deliver enterprise value. It's imperative we have the right business architecture and product management capability to drive transformation of the end to end customer experience and enterprise architecture.

And that's where you come in…

As Lead Analyst, Group Design Office, you'll report into the Senior Manager, Group Design Office. In this role that matters, you'll support the definition of strategic and transformational change across a key domain within LBG, as part of the 3rd Group Strategic Review (GSR3), working with the Business, IT and Change partners to design end to end product, channel, operating and platform solutions that build synergies across the whole LBG enterprise and deliver the outcomes required by GSR3. You'll be involved in supporting the shaping of complex areas of portfolios during their infancy to agree how these will be delivered in an optimised Group-wide manner. You'll support the designing of solutions that join up across the portfolio, aligned to the Group strategy, with fit for purpose execution models.

Key Accountabilities:
1. Govern and Align Business Design - Supports effective business design governance frameworks and oversees governance of target state architecture, business design principles and Group-wide design artefacts. Uses these core artefacts to support the governance of designs to ensure alignment of change with business and IT strategy, both within business areas and across the LBG enterprise.
2. Design Definition and Alignment - Supports the target end state definition and develops the design for elements of a key domain delivering critical elements of the Group Strategy. Validates the alignment of designs with strategic drivers across the portfolio and with the Group Strategy. Looks for innovative solutions; "think out of the box" and supports the development of best in class solutions. Contributes to researching and development and provides recommendations on how to develop propositional, business, & technical capabilities
3. Design Issues - Manages the effective identification, impact assessment and resolution of design issues and complex design challenges both within and across divisional boundaries; conducting analysis required to problem solve on specific design, and strategic issues.
4. Stakeholder Management - Proactively builds and maintains external and internal networks to identify best practice and to embed Group Design Authority within the Group
5. People & Self Development - Supports the building of capability, encourages other team members to unleash their potential within their team and embraces the culture of continuous improvement

In terms of your background, we'll be looking for you to have demonstrable experience from a top tier consulting firm and/or held strategic/design roles in large scale transformations. It would be an advantage if this was in Digital and Financial Services, preferably Retail Banking, Commercial Banking or Insurance, giving you an understanding of the industry and its future trends. You'll have knowledge of Enterprise Architecture and Design (inc. exposure to both IT and Business), having supported strategic and operational change. Preferably Degree educated, you'll have an analytical, innovative and strategic mind-set, with good problem solving skills. Your ability to effectively and collaboratively interact with stakeholders will create trust-based relationships at different levels. Credibility is vital, enabling you influence stakeholders at all levels.

In return for your expertise, you'll establish your profile 'Group Wide' through access to key strategic programmes and decision makers. And be at the forefront of changing the way banking works and be empowered to help drive this change. You'll also enjoy our total commitment to your ongoing personal and professional development. Making you feel valued is important, so we offer a highly competitive salary and rewards package and as one of the first major employers to promote flexible working to all its employees, we also understand the importance of good work-life balance.

If this sounds like you and you've the skills and background we're seeking, then we'd love to hear from you…

To find out more about our Innovation and Transformation please follow this link: www.lloydsbankinggroupdigital.com